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Space Shuttle -- March 1979

by NASA

Published 8/5/2008


Taking advantage of a brief period of microgravity afforded aboard a KC-135 flying a parabolic curve, the flight crew of the first space shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1) goes through a spacesuit-donning exercise. Astronaut John W. Young has just entered the hard-material torso of the shuttle spacesuit by approaching it from below. He is assisted by astronaut Robert L. Crippen. The torso is held in place by a special stand here, simulating the function provided by the airlock wall aboard the actual shuttle craft. The life support system is mated to the torso on Earth and remains attached to the torso during the flight.


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Creator NASA
Source http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/spacesuits/historygallery/shuttle-mar79.html
Date 8/5/2008
Year 2008
Rights Public Domain
Who Robert L. Crippen
What Space Shuttle Orbiter
What STS-1
What Earth
Identifier 258726main_shuttle-mar79_full
Addeddate 2009-08-20 00:14:09
Publicdate 2009-08-20 00:20:24


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